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capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the c
. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. >>> also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. to the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash he took and what was bought with. we'll tell you about that shortly. >>> but we begin with a killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. captivated because of the death of a glamorous model allegedly at perhaps the bravest olympic athlete in modern memory. it could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that doesn't establish in any clear direction whether oscar pistorius, the blade return, shot reeva steenkamp dead after a loud, long argument or whether it was a horrific accident. tonight, for the first time anywhere, the victim's brother, adam, says that he and the family are no less confounded, no less torn. our conversation just ahead. first, pretoria, south africa, and day two of a bail hearing that's playing out more like a complete trial. robyn curnow reports. >> reporter: a po
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in this country, former congressman jesse jackson jr. dabs his eyes with a handkerchief today as he pleaded guilty to using $750,000 of campaign money for personal expenses. among those purchases,s michael jackson memorabilia and a rolex watch. jackson is to be sentenced june 28th. his lawyer talked about the next step. >> the process that begins now is explaining that conduct to the audience that counts and that's obviously the sentencing judge. the way we're going to do it is not going to be on the courthouse steps. it's not going to be to oprah. no offense to oprah. we're going to do it as lawyers. >> jackson could get up to five years in prison and $250,000 fine. his wife is due in court later today and is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> and the new pope could be known sooner than expected. pope wen dikt xvi is considering changing the rule. they should vote on a successor 15 to 20 days after. his last day will be february 28. >>> and with fist bum ms and a full heart, robin roberts returning to "good morning america." the "gma" anchor was back on the air this morning
jackson jr. pleading guilty. he teared up in the court this morning. he is charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. >>> plus we are waiting for his wife to arrive. she is also facing corruption charges and is expected to plead guilty. >>> are republicans changing their tune? a new ad shows several of them supporting same-sex marriage. this is cnn newsroom, and i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> dramatic fall from grace for jesse jackson jr. the former congressman from illinois, he has pleaded guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. that is a federal offense that could put him behind bars for several years. the chicago democrat, of course, son of the reverend jesse jackson, is accused of using campaign cash for a huge personal spending spree, buying expensive watches, furs, and celebrity memorabilia. well, lisa sylvester, she was in the courtroom when jackson entered the plea. tell us, first of all, what was his demeanor? did he seem that he acknowledged what had happened and that he felt a certain sense of responsibility or remorse? >> reporter: he defin
. a source close to jesse jackson jr. says the former congressman has signed a plea deal. federal prosecutors, along with the fbi, were investigating jackson for possibly financial improprieties, including misusing campaign funds. the u.s. attorney's office in washington, d.c. has no comment. lawyers representing jackson are not returning calls from cnn. >>> jackson resigned from congress last year after taking an extended medical leave. >>> well, fired police officer accused of murder, staying one step ahead of the former comrades pursuing him. the search is back on for christopher dorner in the big bear lake area, east of los angeles. authorities are hoping surveillance video might help the search. it alleged shows dorner tossing a magazine full of bullets and a military belt into a dumpster outside san diego. dorner has described himself as an enemy combatant. >>> the first lady joins mourners at the funeral of a chicago teen. hadiya pendelton was shot and killed days after she poermd at the presidential inauguration. her mother says no parent should go through what she is going through no
attorney and college professor joey jackson and judge hatchet herself, tv host and best selling author. great to see all three of you. judge hatchet, let me start with you. you heard what the texas attorney jeff tillotson said, he is planning on filing the case today or tomorrow. they want their money back. they said it's ill gotten. i don't care he says we made a settlement. the settlement was based on fraud. does he have a shot? >> absolutely. based on the fact they entered into the settlement based on a certain set of facts that he has now recanted, i would take the case. i think he has a strong shot at recovering this money. and if i were lance's attorneys, i would try to settle the matter quietly and move on. >> joey jackson, if you are involved in this, and you see a settlement with language saying this thing is signed, sealed and delivered, you both agreed to agree. i never want to see you again in this courtroom. can you go back on that? i mean, this sounds like there are really two ways this could go. >> you know what happens, ashleigh, generally in any settlement, what you si
to be and i know defense attorney joey jackson. joey, let me begin with you. i keep wondering if this man is a dead man walking. they will either get him in a hail of bullets, or he will undoubtedly be up on a death penalty charge, if they catch him alive. >> yes. this is the type of story you don't think is going to end well. here's a person who apparently wanted to be a police officer all his life, was fired for whatever reasons they had to fire him. he apparently has a vendetta he wants to take out on everyone. so certainly a person like this whose admitted in his postings that he's depressed we know he's deranged. i don't have the feeling this will end well such there could ultimately be a capital murder prosecution. we will see. >> this underlines what we have been talking about so much. how do you know in advance who is going to snap in this way. there is no profile. there's an incredible piece in the current issue of the new yorker about the 45-year-old biology professor at the university of alabama who opened fire on a classroom of colleagues a number of years ago. >> i spoke to t
. >>> as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, jesse jackson, jr. has admitted misusing campaign funds. the plea agreement says jackson and his wife spent some $750,000 in campaign money to buy everything from furs to michael jackson memorabilia. as part of the deal, jackson has to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars. >>> about 1,000 people were hurt when a meteor streaked across the russian sky exploding with a sonic boom that shattered glass and buildings. the explosion was the equivalent of 300,000 tons of tnt. >>> play at the women's australian golf tournament was interrupt in the first round by kangaroos. it's dry this time of year and apparently the kangaroos are drawn to the lush courses or maybe they just really like golf. >>> the 360 special edition killer cop inside the hunt for christopher dorner continues in a moment. >>> after christopher dorner's manifesto came to life, another strange turn, kyung lah has the details of a package he sent to our own anderson cooper. >> reporter: the package wasdy czar. anderson cooper described the con tents in detail. >> my assistan
-word and slapped the child. jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. jackson allegedly bought personal items including michael jackson memorabilia fur coats, a rolex watch. the formal charges came days after jackson signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the judge will decide if he'll serve any prison time. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon, keeping your informed. >>> welcome back to this special "piers morgan tonight." i'm ashleigh banfield in for piers. while the triumph cruise ship inched back to shore, another story just as riveting makes news around the world. it is that of oscar pistorius, the paralympic star accused in the valentine's day murder of his girlfriend. pistorius sat down with piers last year for a candid and surprising one-on-one interview. we're going to bring it to you in just a moment. first, the case against a man who became known as the blade runner. oscar pistorius stands in the packed courtroom openly weeping as he faces the shocking charge. a national hero in south africa, the olympic athlete known as the blade runner i
is scheduled to travel to israel next month. >>> we're hearing from jesse jackson jr.'s family as they speak in support of the former congressman just a day after details of his plea bargain were made public. jackson admitted to misusing campaign funds for personal expenses such as a $43,000 watch and fur coats, apparently. his brother talked about how jackson is handling these recent events. >> still under a strict regimen with the doctors and he's had todite wito deal with his health issues, as well as the legal issues. we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped aside to deal with his health problems. he could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison. >>> let's go to los angeles now where some are showing support for cop killer christopher dorner. the group protested outside the police department yesterday what dorner did was wrong by killing four people and injuring others, they still believe his accusations of racism and unfair treatment by his former department. the protesters say police corruption needs to be addr
toobin and joe ji jackson are going to discuss this. we are going to hear from reeva steenkamp's best friend tonight, erin burr note out front. >>> and jodi arias testifying about the day travis alexander died. >> i was in the bathroom. i remember dropping the knife and it clinked on the tile, made a big noise, and i just remember screaming. i don't remember anything after that. not immediately. >> we break down her testimony and memory lapse, next. dle-meltr usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is appl
. >>> number two, jesse jackson jr. now admits he used campaign funds for personal expenses. the former congressman reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. jackson and his wife were accused of using around $750,000 from his campaign on things like furs, michael jackson memorabilia, and $43,000 for a watch. a rollex. they will pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars and still could face time in prison. >>> number three, and check this outen the right-hand side of your screen, a small fire ball over san francisco caught on tape. what was it? well, it's kind of scary if you think about the meteor that exploded over russia this week. but no such blast happened over the golden gate. >>> number four, more details on the death of renegade cop christopher dorner. according to initial autopsy reports, the 33-year-old died from a single gun shot wound to the head that was likely self-inflicted after tuesday's standoff with police. dorner's being blamed for killing four people and injuring at least three others as part of a vendetta against his former comrades. >>> and number five, the bai
the front lines. former representative jesse jackson jr. has reached a plea deal with federal routers. as part of the deal jackson admits to a felony count of misusing campaign funds. prosecutors say jason and his wife spent $750,000 in campaign money to pay for personal lux y luxuries including a $4,600 michael jackson fedora and other memorabilia. jackson will have to pay back hundreds of thousands and jail time will be up to a judge. jackson's wife has been charged with filing false tax returns. >>> walmart shares fell 2% after a report claimed executives were concerned about sales. according to a bloomberg story walmart executives in internal e-mails expressed concerns february sales have been hurt by the expiration of the payroll tax cut. walmart tells "outfront" like any organization they have internal communications that are not entirely accurate, that lack proper context and represent individual opinions. but you know what? there could be truth in it. beyond walmart, economists we spoke to are concerned about the expiration of the payroll tax cut. they say consumers are start
, thank you very much for that. >>> meanwhile, sticking with chicago now, a source close to jesse jackson jr. says the former congressman has signed a plea deal. federal prosecutors along with the fbi are investigating jackson for possible financial impr improprietor improprietors. he resigned from congress last year after taking an extended medical leave. >>> in 2013, the grammy awards are coming up. that will be tomorrow night. a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, has racked up six nominations. ocean's album "channel orange" is nominated for album of the year. country singer taylor swift is among the favorites in the record of the year category with her song "we are never, ever getting back together." ♪ >>> police in three states now on the alert and on the lookout for an ex-cop with a grudge. >>> snow in the california mountains may make it easier for christopher dorner to allude that manhunt. he is accused of killing three people, including a police officer. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: doma
is this, as we take a look, let me show you the radar picture here. jackson, mississippi, you're actually in the clear all the way southward to areas of gulfport. mobile, you're okay, it's this band now from birmingham southward. birmingham, i think you're going to be fine. you're going to have heavy rain and obviously some thunderstorms, but we get in a little closer with this, the concern is now going to move to areas of montgomery, alabama. it's going to move toward columbus, georgia, le lagrange, valdosta. these watch boxes will most likely continue. they're not sliding to the east-northeast. they're almost making their way eastward. which tells me we have a lot of upper level support. when a thunderstorm builds it's like taking a can of soda and shaking it up. it's like popping that can of soda and that's where it gets its force and, therefore, we're finding the vorticity coming out of the back. for the most part as you see this movement, 50 miles per hour, they're moving through very quickly, but the damage can be real as we have seen in these pictures. again, areas from around hatt
prosecutors, former congressman jesse jackson jr. has admitted misusing campaign funds. the pleagreement says jackson and his wife spent some $750,000 in campaign money to buy everything from furs to michael jackson memorabilia. as part of the deal, jackson has to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> the commander of the navy s.e.a.l.s is disputing the claims in an esquire article about the s.e.a.l. who reportedly killed osama bin laden. in the article, the shooter complained about losing his health care coverage when he left the navy. the s.e.a.l.s commander said he was counseled on his benefits and made a decision to leave several years short of retirement status, but the navy is prepared to help him. >> luxury jeweler tiffany is accusing costco of selling counterfeit tiffany diamond rings. a lawsuit is seeking millions of dollars in damages. costco hasn't commented on that lawsuit. and play at the women pu's australian open golf tournament was interrupted in the first round by these guys kangaroos. it's dry this time of year and the kangaroos are drawn to the lush, green courses,
a federal assault charge and could get up to a year in prison. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. hack charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. jackson allegedly bought personal items including michael jackson memorabilia, fur coats, and bruce lee memorabilia. the formal charges came days after jackson signed a plea deal with prosecutors. a judge will decide if he'll serve any prison time. >>> those are your deadlines this hour. i'm don lemon. keeping you informed, cnn, the most trusted name in news. because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil™. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. >>> after christopher dorner's manifesto came to light, another strange turn. kyung lah has the details of a package he sent to our own anderson cooper. >> the package sent by christopher dorner was bizarre. anderson cooper described the contents in detail on "a.c. 360." >> dorner reached out to me, mailing a parcel to my office that arrived on the 1st of this month. inside he found a hand- labelled dvd accompanied by a yellow post-it note saying i never lie
details of his plea bargain went public. jackson admitted to using campaign funds for personal expenses, such as a $43,000 watch and apparently some fur coats. his brother talked about jackson's health and how he's handling recent events. >> still under a strict regiment with the doctors, and he's had to deal with the compounding issues of his health as well as legal issues, and so he's been working through both simultaneously, so we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not -- he's not able to speak for himself. >> now, remember, jesse jackson jr. stepped aside to deal with his health problems. jackson could be sentenced to as many as five careers in prison. so let's go to washington, and a first draft of the president's immigrants plan. remember, this is just a draft, but "usa today" is reporting it was sent to several federal agencies and includes an eight-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. in the senate the so-called group of eight is also working towards concrete legislation on immigration, and a white house spokesman says the president's plan is a way forward
the faithful for their prayers and asked to pray for the next pope. >>> the family of jesse jackson jr. is speaking out in support of the former chicago congressman. jackson has admitted to misusing campaign funds for personal expenses, including a $43,000 watch and some fur coats. his brother talked about how jackson is handling recent events. >> still under a strict regimen with the doctors and he's had to deal with a compounding issues of his health, as well as legal issues and, so, he's been working through both simultaneously. so, we ask that you continue to be mindful. but he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison. and those are the headlines. next, the house speaker says if the president wants something done, he's got to get the senate on board first. will john boehner's strategy backfire? our political panel is next. ♪ [ male announcer ] were you more interesting in your twenties, or now? when you were starting out? or after a few decades working in some well-worn character? experience makes you wiser for th
jackson joining me now. let's start with you, jeff, can they get the reward or is that caveat really big? >> i think there's a difference between the left of the law and how the real world works. as a technical legal matter, i'm not sure there's a valid contract here. i'm not sure if they were to sue these people that they would actually get the reward. remember, the l.a. police department wants to be a good guy here. this money, these people suffered. very scary incidents. i think they can split the money these two people, be done with it. >> that's the reynolds but of course, this man, carjacked. listen to what he told our randi kaye about his plans if he didn't get the money? >> anybody ever believe he was going to be captured and convicted? i don't think so. i think they put that in as an out. i'm going to talk to a lawyer today. i know i have to file a claim. >> joey jackson, he said he knows he has to talk to a lawyer and file a complaint. as jeffrey toobin says, there's a big difference in the letter of the law and spirit of the law. what do you think applies whoer? >> there is, b
illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr., son of civil rights leader jesse jackson. he resigned back in november right after he won re-election in the house. had he been treated for bipolar disorder and he's been an ongoing subject over campaign funds. tell me about this plea deal that's being filed apparently today. >> well, the sun times is reporting at suntimes.com that the plea deal is going to be made public today. we have a statement from the jackson lawyers where jackson says that he says he offers no excuses and takes responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes i've made. we expect this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in washington d.c. and it has to do with the allegation over misuse of campaign funds. the investigation also takes in his wife sandy in chicago who served as his campaign manager. >> lynn sweet, thank you very much. much more coming up. also, we'll hear from the president in chicago. i'm brooke baldwin. listen to jim acosta in for wolf in washington. hey, jim. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, look up in the sky. a fireball and a shoc
so much for that report. >> thank you. >>> to crime and politics now. jesse jackson jr. says he's guilty of misusing campaign funds. the former congressman reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. jackson and his wife were accused of using around $750,000 from his campaign. on personal items. his wife who was also his campaign manager also is facing charges. >>> facebook says it is the latest company to be a victim of an internet hacking attack. the social media giant says that no user info was compromised, though. some of their computers were infected by malware in january. in the last month, hackers have also gone after twitter, the "new york times" and the "wall street journal." >>> now to outer space and the asteroid that narrowly missed earth. maybe not so close, though it was around 17,000 miles away. this is what it looked like through a high-powered telescope. it is about half the size of a football field. >>> you know, there were lots of reasons to look up in the sky this week. the asteroid, one of them, lightning strikes at the vatican, another. and then the meteo
of hours from now just about 5:00. >>> over in illinois the family of jesse jackson jr. are struggling to cope with allegations the former congressman misused campaign funds for personal expenses. they're also standing by his side while he faces federal charges while struggling with his health. >> still under a strict regiment with the doctors and he's had to deal with the compounding issues of his health as well as legal issues and so he's going to work through both simultaneously, so we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped down as a congressman to deal with his health problems, his mental health problems. if he's convicted he could get up to five years in prison. >>> the white house is drafting a plan to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. according to "usa today" the plan would allow immigrants to become permanent residents in just eight years after they pass background check and pay their fees. until then, they would carry a visa with their new status as lawful prospective immigrants. the white house says
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heading back to work. >>> jesse jackson jr. now admits he used campaign funds for personal expenses. he reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. jackson and his wife were accused of using around $750,000 from his campaign on things like furs, michael jackson memorabilia, as well. they will pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars and could still face prison time. >>> in chicago, president obama again called on congress to act on his gun control proposals. the president spoke about gun violence at a high school in his hometown. president obama said it's not just a gun issue, it's also an issue of community and responsibility. the president also talked about one of chicago's victims of gun violence. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> it's not unique, it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down just days after performing at the president's inauguration. her parents were at yesterday's speech as well as tuesday's state of the union address. >>> and on the subject of guns, we know n
"killer cop: inside the hunt for christopher dorner" tonight here at 8:00 pm. >>> jesse jackson jr.'s plea deal. he is admitting to using contribution funds for his own use. he took as much as $750,000 out of his war chest. here are some items on that shopping list. $43,000 rolex, five grand for furs bought in beverly hills, couple of michael jackson hats for around $4,000 each. and more than $10 in martin luther king jr. memorabilia. >>> in chicago now, president obama again called on congress to act on his gun control proposals. the president spoke about gun violence at a high school in his hometown. president obama said it's not just a gun issue here. it's also an issue of community, responsibility. he also spoke about one of chicago's victims of gun violence, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down days after performing at one of the president's inauguration events. her parents were at yesterday's speech a
to bring in cnn legal contributor paul callen and joey jackson joins me now want i want to take the "n" word out of it for a sec here. can you hit someone else's kid? how much trouble is he in? the answer is no. what are you thinking. you can't do it and he's charged with simple assault. it's an offensive harmful contact or conduct with someone without their consent. he faces up to a year in jail. i suspect it will be resolved for significantly less than that, john. >> i said take the "n" word out of it. let's not take it out of it. how much does that exacerbate the legal issue? >> he's only charged with a misdemeanor assault. in a lot of other states this would be viewed as a hate crime. he's only charged with a misdemeanor. so the use of the word goes to motive, but it won't make it a worse charge. >> as the mother of the baby says, the man smelled of alcohol and was drinking during the flight. what kind of factor is that? >> i think in the civil case later on, you have to wonder how was the screening of passengers? how effective was it? his defense attorney will try to use it as a d
80,000 square miling. 1,000 people were hurt mostly by flying gas. jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. he bought personal items. including michael jackson items. and bruce lee items. it will be up to a judge if he will serve any prison time. by now you have probably heard stories from the carnival ship. fights over food, and sleepless nights. but for two passengers this cruise was about more than getting away from it all. this is about much, much more. they boarded the ship to say farewell, scattering the ashes of a long-time friend who died recently from cancer. for them, this was going to be a hard trip no matter what. and it became worse than anyone could have imagined. we will speak with one of the women here in a moment on cnn, first, we will see where the investigation into the ship stands right now. >> you can see the triumph over my shoulder way off in the distance. to give you a sense of scale, it has 13 decks in all and is the length of three football fields. the officials are trying to figure out the source of sunday's fire that brou
. a source close to jesse jackson jr., to the family here, they're confirming to cnn that the former congressman has signed a plea deal with prosecutors. a law enforcement official previously told cnn the fbi and prosecutors in d.c., that they were investigating jackson for possible financial impropriety. lawyers representing jackson have not returned cnn's phone calls. the u.s. attorney's office in washington had no comment when asked earlier. >>> back to the special coverage of the blizzard and the urgent manhunt in california here in just a moment. other news developing right now. roll it. >>> actor hugh grant among those receiving phone hacking settlements today from rupert murdoch's company. news international settled 144 lawsuits, seven other cases will go to trial. lawyers said grant received, quote/unquote, substantial damages. the suit stemmed from that widespread scandal involving the hacking of celebrities and politicians and others by murdoch tabloids. >>> private e-mails and photographs belonging to not just one but two american presidents hacked and published online for
the mentally disabled. >>> and once considered a rising star, former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. heads to court next hour. he's expected to plead guilty to improperly spending campaign money and we're talking lots of money, three-quarters of a million dollars, not for campaign expenses like flyers and buttons but for a $43,000 rolex watch, $5,000 for fur capes and parkas and nearly $10,000 on children's furniture. lisa sylvester joins us now. good morning, lisa. >> hi, good morning, carol. just about ten minutes or so ago jesse jackson jr. and his wife, sandy, actually arrived here at the courthouse and as you mentioned he is expected in about an hour and a half or so to plead guilty. he faces one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements, and this carries a maximum penalty of about five years with a $250,000 fine and it will ultimately be up to the judge to decide how much time if any he actually will have to serve. also his wife is facing a separate charge of making, filing false tax returns. her hearing is later on this afternoon. she re
to replace former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and now he's ready to use his checkbook to fight the nra. wolf blitzer joins me now live. wolf, you just talked to the mayor. what did he tell you? >> i went up to capitol hill to speak with him. he was meeting with various senators. he's just been over at the white house meeting with the vice president who as you know is putting forward all this new proposed legislation on gun deal -- dealing with gun violence in the united states. it was clear to me that mayor bloomberg is in washington, making it clear to everyone right now, he's ready to put his money where his mouth is, if you will. he's going to spend a lot of money just as he did in the special election in chicago. jesse jackson jr.'s seat to get someone elected who agrees with him, that there is way too much gun violence in the united states and the way to deal with it is much more gun control. listen to this exchange, brooke, that we had. you were willing to put your money where your mouth is. >> well, you know, the nra has had the field to itself of talking about guns. and
congressman jesse jackson jr. will be in a washington, d.c. courtroom where he's expected to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds. prosecutors say he took more than $750,000 from his campaign coffers and spent it on personal items like furniture, clothing, memorabilia and this, a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson's wife, former whichchi alder man sandra jackson, will make her own appearance to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> apple was the target of a hack attack. a small number of mac computer were infected. apple says no internal data was stolen. the hackers appear to be the same ones that breached facebook's computers last month. >>> so while you were sleeping, china's military now denying accusations that it has been carrying out cyber attacks against the u.s. from this 12 sorry building in shanghai or anyplace else for that matter. but forceful denial comes a day after a cyber security firm released a report about hacking, it claims it has direct ties to the military. it says since 2006, the hackers have stolen data from at least 141 organizations around the world. >> surp
headlines. first we go to "the chicago sun-times." it is reporting jesse jackson jr. and his wife are the subjects of separate federal investigates into their finances. sources say sandy jackson who resigned her alderman post last month is now being investigated independently for access and use of her husband's congressional campaign money including credit card charges and moving money from one account to the other. jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress in november after winning re-election. they actually say she was collecting $5,000 a month, even when her husband was hospitalized for bipolar disorder from the campaign. >> that's a drama that's captivated chicago. >>> in "the washington post," gridlock on capitol hill, gridlock outside capitol hill. a new study says d.c. has the worst traffic in the nation. the texas a & m transportation institute says drivers in washington burn 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic. >> really? >> l.a., san francisco, new york, no question about that, and boston are in the top five. >> i'm surprised they were number one,
sight. a funnel cloud on the move, about 100 miles south of jackson. according to the national weather service, this tornado was believed to have reached three quarters of a mile in diameter. hattiesburg took the brunt of a series of twister on sunday causing phil bryant to declare a stated of emergency. victor what is it like there this morning? >> reporter: i'm on the west end of hattiesburg on the campus of the university of southern mississippi. look at this building. this building is more than 100 years old. see the top corner? that's the desk of the alumni director. this is some of the more dramatic damage on the campus. there are about a half dozen -- we know that when this came through, it caused injuries around the area. we've been told the latest numbers from the emergency management here up to 60 injuries reported to local hospitals. only ten of those were severe enough to be transported to those hospitals. no major injuries, no deaths. we sue immediately after this storm the videos pop up on youtube. the storm described as being three quarters of a mile wide ripping through
>>> we are the world was a song written by michael jackson and lionel richie and produced by quincy jones. the star-studded video were released in 1995 and went on to raise millions for famine in africa. i can remember practicing this with my friends at the ymca summer camp. now it's back. today the propaganda arm of the north korean government released a new "we are the world." it's a 3 1/2-minute music video. you can watch it here. it features an all-piano version of the song accompanied by a space-age korea wa spaceship circling the earth. where a newly unified north and south celebrate -- here's the clincher. as new york city burns. it's a bizarre video, to say the least. we know -- we think we know why they did it. because they feel a little left out. in the past few months north korea has seen countries and companies around the world take bold steps into the cosmos. north korea just got a rocket up, just one rocket up. maybe they're a little embarrassed about that, but that's not as embarrassing as north korea using a michael jackson song when they're trying to set fire to ame
. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> "we are the world" was a song written by michael jackson and lionel richie and produced by quincy jones. the star-studded video were released in 1995 and went on to raise millions for famine in africa. i can remember practicing this with my friends at the ymca summer camp. now it's back. but not in the way you might expect. because today the propaganda arm of the north korean government released a new "we are the world." it's a 3 1/2-minute music video. you can watch it here. it features an all-piano version of the song accompanied by image, of a space-age korea with a spaceship circling the earth. where a newly unified north and south celebrate -- here's the clincher -- as new york city burns. it's a bizarre video, to say the least. we know -- we think we know why they did it. because they feel a little left out. in the past few months, north korea has seen countries and companies around the world take bold steps into the cosmos. in the same amount of time, north korea just got one rocket up. they tried for two. so maybe that's a little embarrassing.
in the capital of bogota. >>> former illins congressman jesse jackson jr. signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the son of the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. details of the detail are unknown. according to local reports out of chicago, he could still face prison time. >>> and at a white house ceremony next friday, president obama will honor the six teachers and staff killed in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting massacre. with the second highest civilian honor, the citizens medal. >>> a big announcement by aol. they have announced increases in their revenues in the fourth quarter. so why is that sfwhig well, it's the first overall growth in eight years for aol. they say an increase in ad sales is responsible for that uptick. >>> the massive manhunt for a suspected triple killer is resuming. california police are now searching for rogue ex-cop christopher dorner. they warn that he is extremely dangerous. a live report is coming up. hi. hi. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for
illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors. the son of the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. jackson resigned from congress last year after taking an extended medical leave. >>> well, your favorite singers are getting ready for the biggest night in music, the 55th grammy awards. it is the hottest night for fashion as well. we're taking you to los angeles. >>> if you're one of merely a half million people who have had your identity stolen, well, you know how hard it is to get your life back. good news, the irs is vowing to help you and it's a serious problem but it's getting a lot of laughs in the movie "identity theft." >> you missed your court date in florida three days ago. >> i've never even been to florida. >> the criminal who stole your identity. >> boy, he's -- is that a woman? >> andy bigelow, patterson. >> well, the irs says that the number of people who reported having their social security number stolen shot up to more than 80% last year. victims normally have to wait more than six months
pistorius denies the allegations. >>> senator jesse jackson jr. says he used campaign funds for personal expenses. he took $750,000 out of his war chest and used it to buy things like this -- a $43,000 rolex, more than $5,000 in furs bought in beverly hills, and a couple of michael jackson hats for around $4,000 each. >>> time now to jump into politics. the top stories from the week. we start with the fight over chuck hagel, and a fight it was. senate republicans, most notably john mccain, have effectively blocked his confirmation at least for now. they are demanding more information from president obama on the attack in benghazi. joining me as they do every week on cnn, democratic strategist maria cordona and amy holmes, editor for "the blaze." maria, i'll start with you. >> good morning. >> talk about a testy confirmation hearing. is this just the latest part of some playground, or do you think there's more to this? >> i think it is absolutely the latest in partisan politics, susan. and i think it doesn't bode well for the republicans. they already have a perception from the american p
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